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Flush It or Fix It? Ask Fish Vets

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Five year old Monty had cancerous tumours behind his left eye. Testing revealed that cancerous cells had metastasized to Monty’s back. The forty-five minute surgery to save Monty’s life was nail-bitingly tense, but Monty made it through. In fact, he recovered swimmingly and it doesn’t get better than that for[…]

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What is the Most Dangerous Animal in Australia?

Kings Canyon, Australia

Australia is well known for having more than its fair share of dangerous animals. When it comes to most dangerous animal, what would you pick? Let’s consider the options but before we do, a promise. There are no photos of venomous snakes, hairy spiders, or menacing crocodile eyes anywhere in[…]

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Nutshell Studies: Intricate Crime Scene Miniatures

Nutshell Studies closeup of body in kitchen

Imagine being born into a life of wealth and privilege, a young woman with a fine analytical and detail-oriented mind. You receive an exceptional education from home tutors, but the expectation of society is that you will marry, not go to college. You have a passion for law and for[…]

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Misjudging a Diva: The Brown M&Ms Tripwire

blue, orange, green, yellow and brown M&Ms

I’ve never been a fan of hard-rock bands, especially badly behaved hard-rock bands. Destructive acts of egotistical entitlement and outrageous obnoxiousness set my teeth on edge. Van Halen was one of the bands I was quick to loathe. Van Halen were known for completely destroying hotel rooms and backstage areas.[…]

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7 Simple Steps to Creating Your Very Own Micronation

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A micronation is a small, self-proclaimed independent nation or state that has not been recognized by any government. Follow these seven simple steps and you too can have your very own micronation. 1. Have a Reason Most micronations are created for one or more of the following reasons: self-aggrandizement–For example,[…]

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Your Name Matters More Than You Know

baby kissing self in mirror your name matters

Take a quick second and jot down or think about your three favourite letters of the alphabet. According to research conducted in the last dozen or so years, there’s a good chance that your favourite letters are found in your name. Wait! Before you say that it wasn’t true for[…]

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Sarah and the Winchester Mystery House

front of Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a 160-room mansion in San Juan, California. It has 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 staircases, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens. Extravagant, sure, but where’s the mystery? I toured the Winchester Mystery House in May 2015. Some of its mysterious features include: secret passageways[…]

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The Museum of Bad Art – Yes, Really

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I was vacationing in the Dominican Republic with my family when I was a teenager. We were shopping in some huts along the beach when I spotted an oil painting I just had to have. After very little bargaining, the painting was mine. My first work of art. Coming through[…]

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